Roddick beats Muller to win Atlanta Open

July 22, 2012 06:11 PM
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 22: Andy Roddick poses for photographers after his win over Gilles Muller of Luxemburg during the finals of the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 22, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (AP) Andy Roddick beat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 to win the Atlanta Open and earn his 32nd ATP World Tour title on Sunday.

Roddick, 29, ranks third among active players in career titles behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

After taking the Eastbourne title before Wimbledon, Roddick has won two of his past three events and 11 of 12 matches. He will play for the U.S. team when the Olympics begin next week at Wimbledon.

Muller, 29, was denied his first tour victory in three tries. His last appearance in a final was seven years ago when Andre Agassi beat him in Los Angeles.

Despite winning all but six of his first-serve points, Muller double-faulted 10 times and lost 21 of 36 points on his second serve. The left-handed Muller had 20 aces to Roddick's 18.

Roddick won five of the first six points in a second-set tiebreaker. He advanced to the final with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory over No. 1 seed John Isner.

 

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